Friday, March 13, 2015

The Salvation

Sure, it's mainly your standard revenge western, with the cliche small town being taken advantage of by a band of baddies, and the outsider who must stand up to them.  But it doesn't stop it from being a damn entertaining watch.  Maybe it's because of its lead, played by Mads Mikkelsen (best known to American audiences as TV's Hannibal and as James Bond's nemesis in Casino Royale.)  Maybe it's because Eva Green (also from Casino Royale) is so stunningly beautiful and gives a tremendous performance despite not even uttering a single word.  Maybe it's the tremendous cinematography and interesting choices made by the Danish director.  But probably, it's all of those things combined that make this ordinary western something extraordinary.

Grade: A-

Who is this movie for?  Anyone who wants to see a cool, well shot, well cast revenge western either in theaters or on video on demand.

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